May 28, 2004 GMT
Heading West through Ontario 28.05.2004

Heading West through Ontario
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Hi friends, here a short update after we survided first part of the wilderness in northern Ontario. Hey this is a bloody big country. We are in Thunder Bay and if u look on the map u got the feeling we did not even move.

We we left Toronto towards Manitoulin Island in the Huron Lake, we recognised that the ferry from Tobermory National Park did not even started the season. So we waited 3 days in the National Park and enjoyed the lonelyness. (Its 300 km penisnula and the ferry is the only way to get off that way, so when the ferry starts in May it is like a local celebration). Afterwards we got picked up on the ferry by a brother from the Motorcycle club Christian Bikers Association Canada and he invited us to stay in his house. He was working in a Indian reverve and showed us the Island and many more things whcih are important to know. Thanks John and Pam for being there at the right time.

From Manitoulin Island heading west we spent some days in Batchawana Bay at the beach (sunny weather) and near Wawa (rainy days and 0 degrees). Now we are in Thunder Bay, we have done almost 3000 km and we have 1500 more to go to Calgary. Next Info hopefully from Winnipeg next week. There will also be some pics available next week again.

And although I dont think that we need to mention it: We feel great and we love Canada. And we have seen out first Black Bear, unfortunately werent able to take a picture.

talk to u soon
Martin and Katja

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Hallo Freunde, zwischendurch mal ein kurzer Update nachdem wir die Wildniss in Nord Ontario ueberlebt haben. Es ist ein richtig grosses Land. Mittlerweile sind wir in Thunder Bay und wenn man auf die Karte schaut, hat man das Gefuehl wir haben uns nicht mal bewegt.

Nachdem wir auch Toronto weg sind,w ollten wir Richtung Manitoulin Island. leider waren alle infos falsch, die Faehre war noch nicht mal gestartet in dieser Saison. Also haben wir kurzerhand drei Tage im Tobermory National Park verbracht. und die EInsamkeit genossen. Das ist wirklich eine Halbinsel 300 km one way und die Faehre um da runterzukommen geht nur im Sommer.

Auf der Faehre sind wir dann von einem Brother des MC Motorcycle club Christian Bikers Association Canada eingeladen worden und wir durften drei Tage bei ihm verbringen. Er arbeitete auf einem Indianer Reservat und hat uns die Insel gezeigt ud viele andere Interesante Dinge erzaehlt. Wir danken den beiden, JOhn und Pam, fuer Ihre Gastfreundschaft und Freundschaft.

Von Manitoulin Island sind wir in Richtung Westen gefahren, haben ein paar Tage in Batchawana Bay am Strand verbracht (sunny weather) und in der Naehe von WAWA Wawa (3 Regentage und nachts null Grad). Mittlerweile sind wir in Thunder Bay, wir sind schon 3000 km gefahren und haben noch ca. 1500 bis Calgary vor uns. Das naechste Mal gibts eine Info von Winnipeg aus. Ausserdem hoffen wir von dort wieder wein paar Bilder hochladen zu koennen.

Und auch wenn wir es sicher nicht erwaehnen muessen: Es ist grossartig hier und wir liebe Canada. Die Menschen, das Land ist einfach super, wenn auch ncoh manchmal recht kalt. Und wir haben unseren ersten SChwarzbaeren gesehen, leider hatten wir keine Chance ihn zu fotografieren.

Also Freunde bis bald.
Eure Twintraveller Katja und Martin

Posted by Martin Wickert at May 28, 2004 05:25 PM GMT

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